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MCMC Forms Malaysia 5G Taskforce Working Groups

The Malaysian 5G Taskforce (5GT) held its first meeting at the Malaysian Communications and Multimedia Commission (MCMC) headquarters late last month. The meeting was chaired by Dato’ Mohd Ali Hanafiah, the Chief Officer for Communications and Digital Ecosystem Sector, MCMC, together with the taskforce’s deputy chair, Muniff Kamaruddin from Celcom.

Permanent members of the Taskforce

The taskforce has 31 permanent members comprising of service providers, business associations, communications equipment vendors, academia, ministries and agencies.

  1. Federation of Malaysian Manufacturers (FMM)
  2. Collaborative Research in Engineering, Science & Technology (Crest)
  3. Malaysia IoT Association (MyIoTA)
  4. Malaysian Agricultural Research and Development Institute (MARDI)
  5. Malaysian Automotive Institute (MAI)
  6. Malaysian Palm Oil Council (MPOC)
  7. MAMPU
  8. MDEC
  9. MIGHT
  10. Ministry of Education (MOE)
  11. Multimedia University Malaysia (MMU)
  12. University of Technology Malaysia (UTM)
  13. Maxis
  14. Celcom
  15. Cyberview
  16. Digi
  17. Edotco
  18. Malaysian Public Works Department (JKR)
  19. Perbadanan Putrajaya
  20. Time
  21. TM
  22. TNB
  23. TNB IT
  24. UMobile
  25. Khazanah
  26. Malaysian Technical Standards Forum Berhad (MTFSB)
  27. Ministry of Communications and Multimedia (KKMM)
  28. Ministry of Housing and Local Government (KPKT)
  29. Ericsson
  30. Huawei
  31. ZTE

Malaysia 5G Taskforce Working Groups

All have agreed to establish 4 working groups and each group was asked to appoint its own chairperson. These focus groups are intended to move rapidly and efficiently and present their findings and recommendations to the taskforce.

GroupAreasChairMembers
Business CaseUser trends, requirements and demand study, 5G adoption, job creation, GDP growth, etc.Representative from the Federation of Malaysian Manufacturers (FMM)FMM, Crest, MyIoTA, MARDI, MAI, MPOC, MAMPU, MDEC, MIGHT, MOE, MMU, UTM
Spectrum Management and AllocationAllocation at ITU, APT and Malaysia, required bandwidth to support national targets, identify spectrum bands for Malaysia, etc.Representative from CelcomCelcom, Digi, Ericsson, Huawei, Maxis, TM, Umobile, ZTE
InfrastructureRequirements and coverage for optimum 5G deployment for different services, gaps analysis on current networks, costs, challenges, right-of-way, etc.Representative from MaxisMaxis, Celcom, Cyberview, Edotco, JKR, PJC, TIME, TM, TNB, TNB-IT, Umobile, Digi
RegulatoryTechnical standards to be adopted, optimum number of mobile operators, accommodating future business models for network providers and relevant stakeholdersRepresentative from DigiDigi, Celcom, Cyberview, Edotco, Khazanah, JKR, MTFSB, Maxis, KKMM, KPKT, Perbadanan Putrajaya, TIME, TM, Umobile

“The Taskforce will produce a monthly report to the Communications and Multimedia Minister to keep him abreast with the latest development made by the working groups. It is expected to prepare a comprehensive report on the 5G Key Challenges and 5G Nationwide Implementation Plan by Q3 2019,” he added.

“There are many more organizations that have expressed interest to participate. We welcome them to share their expertise in the specific sub-working groups,” said Dato’ Ali Hanafiah.

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